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A brand new trampoline, thanks to Variety, Vuly and the Australian Toy Association!
4 year old Tayla is a social butterfly. She attends daycare, plays with her older sister Jenna, jokes with her mum and dad and watches DVD’s. She loves music and travelling in the car with her mum. Tayla is at an age where her interest in the world around her and activities within it has exploded.
Tayla has Kleefstra Syndrome, a rare genetic condition in which a tiny piece is missing from near the end of one of the body’s 46 chromosomes. The syndrome was officially recognised as Kleefstra Syndrome in April 2010 and approximately 200 individual diagnoses have occurred since this official date.
Variety granted Tayla and her family a brand new 14ft trampoline, thanks to a generous donation from Vuly at the recent Australian Toy, Hobby and Nursery Fair in Melbourne. Variety along with Variety Bash entrants, representatives from Vuly and the Australian Toy Association presented this trampoline to Tayla and her family on Thursday 5th April 2012.
This trampoline will provide hours of fun for Tayla and her sister Jenna. Due to her condition, Tayla has very low muscle tone and a trampoline will provide a great opportunity for her to exercise, develop her dexterity and provide a further activity that can involve the whole family.
Each year the Australian Toy Association organises a toy collection for charity on the last day of the Fair and the exhibitors donate toys to this annual toy collection. In 2012, the recipient of these toys was Variety – the Children’s Charity. The ATA is proud of their association with Variety and loves putting smiles on Australian children's faces.
These donated toys are granted to children as part of the Variety @ Work program. Variety @ Work brings laughter into the lives of children who sometimes have little to smile about.
Variety @ Work is a program aimed at giving children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs the opportunity to take part in an activity or outing that they may not otherwise have the chance to experience.